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by Ellen Plotkin MulhollandWhat is a new teen to do when her father chops down her first best friend, a motherly maple that has guarded her window since birth? Eliza Mills frets over her beloved tree where she climbed to the very top, sat and thought and wondered. Who is left to listen to her teen worries? Who can help her cope? What's up there, out there? If there is a god, why has he - or she - taken away what and who she loves? Perhaps some help lies inside a mysterious box left behind by her dying grandfather. Convinc... more
by rosiland millerResearcher writing on the deforestation of the Amazon forest and lost of the native people living in the villages. Its loaded with details of the exotic rituals and ceremonies followed as part of their way of daily living. The greedy loggers and rancher are pushing them out. and even resorted to shooting a 73 year old nun in the head that was trying to help the people and save their precious l land. The Amazon Rain forest have been referred to as the Lungs of the Earth...When its gone so goe... more
by Rajdeep Paulus“I live in the in between. Between holding on and letting go. Hurt clings to me. Hope teases me. Home. I can’t explain it, but sometimes, I just want to go home.” Talia and Jesse Vanderbilt have escaped a childhood full of abuse, and when they have a chance to put their father behind bars, setbacks arise from every direction. The siblings can't help but consider the option to walk away and move on with their lives. Then someone unexpected brings his own secrets, forcing the Vanderbilt te... more
by Rajdeep Paulus
"I live in the in between. Between yesterday and forever. The way forward haunts me. The gap I must cover daunts me. And hope beckons, ‘Run to me,’ but I just learned to walk."
After a lifetime of abuse, the Vanderbilt siblings flee their home, finally free to pursue new dreams while running from yesterday’s nightmares.
Once bed-ridden Jesse navigates the Chicago streets, concealing his identity and planning revenge. A... more
by Gene Del VecchioBetterNot! And the Tale of Bratsville is a picture book for children ages 4 to 8 that tells the story about a town filled with very naughty children like Larry Liar, Rebecca Robber and Lilly Loudmouth. They lie, steal and call people names. Their parents could not make them behave no matter what they tried. As the parents told their children again and again what they better not do, the magical creature named BetterNot rose from his magical, bubbling purple swamp to come to their aid. He swooped... more
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold: Book One of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Seriesby Iain ReadingKitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first installment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boun... more
by Mary Esparza-Vela/A. M. VelaA BILINGUAL BOOK: A little pig named Jiggles does not like to get dirty and panics every time his parents try to get him to play in the mud with his siblings. He considers mud gross and full of germs. Can he overcome his phobia? (A read-aloud story for children 4-9 years of age) A un cochinito llamado Jiggles no le gusta ensuciarse y le da pánico cada vez que sus padres tratan de convencerlo de jugar en el lodo con sus hermanitos. ¿Podrá superar su fobia? (Un libro para leer en voz a... more
by Marti DumasHave you ever dreamed of being a wolf? Jala has. And she thinks her magical mother has found a way to make her dream come true. Her mother won’t actually come right out and say she is magic. That’s not how magic works. But Jala knows magic when she sees it, so she is not a bit surprised when a mysterious mirror appears in her room one day. Like Alice’s looking glass, the mirror opens a portal to a new world. A world of wolves.
by Janice Wills KingsburyBogie, the Chihuahua, tries his best to act like the big dogs. But even though Bogie thinks and acts big, he's beginning to feel like he doesn't get his fair share of things. One of the bigger dogs always gets there first. What bothers him most is he is the last dog to get cheese, his favorite thing in the whole world. One day, while vacationing in Duck, North Carolina, a series of events occurs that will change Bogie's life and way of thinking forever!
by Lee Cuesta
Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill this book. From these tales, Vikings named the days of our week. Seven Viking Days engages children, parents and grandparents with vibrant, unique illustrations while telling these stories in the context of Viking lifestyle and society. It is a conversation between Sun and the Viking boy, Canute, and reinforces the correct sequence of the days. The authentic origins of our days’ names resulted sole... more
by Namrata AgarwalThis delightful little book is a must-have for all parents who wish to begin teaching their children the value and limitations of money and the importance of saving and spending. Follow the story of Misha, a little girl who thinks she should be able to have all the toys she wants, especially all the same toys her friends have. Misha’s mother cannot keep up with her daughter’s demands, and, in desperation, finally tries giving Misha an allowance. See what happens when this little girl begins to g... more
by Raquelle Stepney
The Five Chosen Born.
They Are The Legacy.
They inherited a destiny they did not want. A legacy of power that was sealed away from them.
Now they embark on a journey of self-discovery.
A war is coming and the fate of the world is resting on their shoulders.
The enemies of their ancestor’s past is back and stronger than ever.
A life of normalcy hangs in the balance.
In a world fated for destruction will they choose the world or themse... more
by Venessa KimballLife is unstable... …What will be the trigger to dismantle it? When high school senior Evangeline "Evan" Phillips moves half way across the country with her parents to a quaint town in Texas, it should be a chance to start over. It should be. Typical of Evan, she doesn’t share her parents’ optimism. Always the loner, she is prepared to hide behind work at the school newspaper until graduation. That is the seemingly bulletproof plan until she meets her new neighbors, Gavin and Brody Fergu... more
by Katherine HolmesTen-year-old Ginny and her mother are opening the cabin. On an otherwise quiet day, Ginny hears a male loon, Yudel, sparring with a younger bird over territory. Canoeing with her friend, Wes, Ginny discovers a loon nest on an island. They quickly find themselves protecting the defenseless eggs against predators. During the summer, the loons raise three loonlings. Now faced with many dangers, Yudel and his mate, Owala, will put their courage to the test. Follow the journey of Ginny and the loons ... more
by Katherine HolmesBesides music, Vivvy loves green apples. She and her brother Matt go on morning apple raids until, one fall, their father drives them to a pick-your-own orchard. The cross old Josiah inhabits another time where pixies might appear like uprooted saplings. In the early, eventful 1960s, Vivvy takes the flute from Mr. Fortray, a band teacher who plays jazz. Detours confuse another apple picking trip and Josiah is angry about progress. Yet if Vivvy wants to do what she loves, she must think beyond a ... more
by Robert Scott Thayer
Kobee Manatee wants to surprise his sister, Kim, who lives in the Bahamas, on her birthday. But it won’t be easy to get there from Key West, Florida. Kobee will have to travel across the mighty Atlantic Ocean and into the strong Gulf Stream current. Not only that – it’s hurricane season!
Can Kobee and his friends Tess and Pablo swim safely through a giant thunderstorm, a wild waterspout and a monster hurricane? A thrilling tale loaded with surprises,... more